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John Garofalo
  • 53, Male
  • Lanoka Harbor, NJ
  • United States
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Looking for an Acoustic Electric recommendation
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Whitley Aug 5, 2012.

What microphone do you use and or prefer?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Garofalo Jul 6, 2012.

Anyone have info on this Takamine?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Garofalo Apr 7, 2012.

 

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Dane Whitley replied to John Garofalo's discussion Looking for an Acoustic Electric recommendation
"I'm in agreement with FloridaGull, Seagull makes a phenomenal mid priced guitar. I have been beating on a Performer series mini jumbo for almost three years now, and it's a work horse.  I will say that I personally never fell in love…"
Aug 5, 2012
FloridaGull replied to John Garofalo's discussion Looking for an Acoustic Electric recommendation
"IMHO, if you want to go used, see if you can find a used Seagull Artist Mosaic. All-solid construction - cedar topped, mahogany back and sides - cedar will provide the warmth you are looking for. Also, check this out -…"
Jul 29, 2012
Judgestone replied to John Garofalo's discussion Looking for an Acoustic Electric recommendation
"I personally love Jumbo's and have many of them from different companies.  I still have to plug the Epiphone EJ-200 for all round balanced mellow sound.  I did put my own pickup in two of mine.  I have the regular EJ-200 for…"
Jul 29, 2012
John Garofalo posted a discussion

Looking for an Acoustic Electric recommendation

Greetings!I have a bunch of nice acoustic electrics I play regularly and do love my Takamine EF 341 and 381 (my go to acoustics) but I am looking to pick up yet another guitar and welcome some suggestions to what you thnk I might look at/into: I play out acoustically and have recently begun playing a few (5-7) tunes that are best dropped down a half step so as not to kill my vocals for the night. I am looking for a guitar that has nice tonal balance, a nice neck and sounds warm yet lively…See More
Jul 28, 2012
John Garofalo replied to John Garofalo's discussion What microphone do you use and or prefer?
"Agreed. The Beta's are terrific. While many think they are not worth the extra spend over the traditional sm58 I hear and feel a noticeable difference and like that extra clarity, clear, crisp dynamic since (and no disrespect to my…"
Jul 6, 2012
Maurice Condie replied to John Garofalo's discussion What microphone do you use and or prefer?
"You can't get much better for consistent quality than your Beta 58. I use a Beta 57 only because it is slightly less obscuring. They are basicaly the same mic. "
Jul 6, 2012
tom blegen replied to John Garofalo's discussion What microphone do you use and or prefer?
"still hard to beat the sm58..."
Jul 4, 2012
John Garofalo commented on Edward Sparks's group Takamine Owners Group
"The Facebook, Tak group is actually pretty good. I am in that and a few other guitar and related groups"
Jul 4, 2012
John Garofalo replied to John Garofalo's discussion What microphone do you use and or prefer?
"Bueller??............................Bueller??.......................................Bueller??"
Jun 28, 2012
John Garofalo commented on Edward Sparks's group Takamine Owners Group
"I have Tak siblings with the EF 341 and 381. The 381 has the cool tube per amp in it. I like Martins and Taylor's but have to say therenisnsomething about the Tak sound that seals it for. Pics of both are in my profile."
Jun 27, 2012
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Takamine Owners Group

Tak Owners Unite!  Lets talk all things Tak...everything from the "Lawsuit" years to the newest models! See More
Jun 27, 2012
John Garofalo posted a discussion

What microphone do you use and or prefer?

I play a solo acoustic thing mostly in/at the cafe', pub type environment with the occasional warm weather bar/patio and or outdoor venue like a fair or etc. My set lists are comprised of contemporary and popular stuff from tyhe last 4 decades (from The Kings of Leon and The Foo Fighters to Neil Young and Bob Dylan and everything in between. My guitars used vary but I typically bring/play an acoustic electric 6 string and a hollow body guitar (once in a while I will bring a 12 string too) and…See More
Jun 26, 2012
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Guitar Gadgets that work

A place for new and experienced players to discuss the pros and cons of guitar accessories. The purpose is to help all of us make the best choices regarding where we spend our accessory dollars.
Jun 26, 2012
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Round Back Guitars

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Jun 26, 2012
John Garofalo replied to Lowell James Hicks's discussion Vocalist Live 5
"How did you solve the issue? (Feel free to reply via email). I use the Vocalist Live 3 and love it although I am still working out the kinks. I do plan to gig with this. - JG3"
Jun 26, 2012
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Jun 26, 2012

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Ovation 6 string 10th Anniversary Legend AE (1979), Takamine EF 341 (Limited run Southwest model), Takamine EF381 (2001), Ovation 2751AX (2011), Ovation CC245 (2009), Epiphone Emperor II Joe Pass with Seymour Duncan Jazz PUP's) (guitar is from 2005, upgrades 2011), 2011 Fender American Telecaster, Hagstrom Viking Deluxe w/ 59 Humbucker pups. 2004 D'Angelico NY Excel arch top by Luthier Hidesito Shino (Japan) w/59 humbuckers,
What type of music do you like to play?
classic rock, country rock, contemporary music, a little jazz
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 3:25pm on May 9, 2009, Edward Sparks said…
Hi John,
First of all let me say that Chordie offers two versions of songs...one is lyrics and chords, which is what you wanted, and the other is "tabbed" songs. Before I talk about tabs, let me give you a link to a chord/lyrics song:

Here is Dr. My Eyes by Jackson Browne:

http://chordie.com/chord.pere/www.guitaretab.com/j/jackson-browne/48430.html

When you look at it you'll find the chords and lyrics and over to the right is the transpose function I told you about. So the song is in the key of "F" but if you want to play it in "E" or if you want to chord in "E" but capo to the frist fret so you are playing in "F" you just click the button to transpose -1 semitone...
Below that is the tuning function...it defaults to "guitar" but if you click the drop down menu it will allow you to see the chords for various instruments! All this and it's free!

Here's the link to the Hootie songs:
http://chordie.com/song.php/songartist/Hootie+and+The+Blowfish/index.html

There were four versions of your songs "TIME"...two tab and two chords...here's your Hootie song in chord form:
http://chordie.com/chord.pere/www.xguitar.com/guitar-tabs/hootie_and_the_blowfish/cracked_rear_view/time.txt


Now, on to tabs. The tab grid you see represents the six strings of the guitar...so each line is a string with the low "E" on the bottom and the high "E" on the top. The number represents the fret you finger for that note and the little "h" you see between two numbers represents a "Hammer-on." there are various other symbols too. It's a way to be able to "read" and play notes without learning to read music. A lot of people call it cheating, but I am 53 years old, have been playing the guitar by ear for 30 years and ain't about to learn music notation now! I hope this helps! Let me know what you think! Edward
At 3:23pm on May 9, 2009, Edward Sparks said…
Any other questions about tabs, just ask! Edward
 
 
 

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